Disagreement over Gandhi

A Facebook group of almost 150 members is showing opposition to a statue of Indian icon Mohandas Gandhi that is set to be installed at Carleton Oct. 2.

Arvin Valmuci, a full-time activist based in New York, started the Facebook group “Stop the Carleton University Gandhi Statue” Aug. 3, and it gained 148 fans by Aug. 21.

Valmuci also operates the website stopgandhistatue.com.

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A jazz festival without borders

If asked which summer festival created a funk and march-inspired retro variety show, “The Ottawa Jazz Festival” probably wouldn’t be your first answer.

But with their retro-style performance, The PepTides are just one of several unconventional and experimental artists to take the stage at this year’s festival.

“[The festival’s] always included a wide range of music,” festival programming manager Petr Cancura said, “but we are trying to move forward.”

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